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2013::Independence Day

// July 4th, 2013 // No Comments » // Holiday

4thofJulyLibertyGreetings

Happy Independence Day!

Windows WebDAV

// November 15th, 2010 // No Comments » // Computers, Server, Windows

Windows limits the file size for WebDAV shares to 50MB per file. Weak. Read on and get strong…

You may have encountered an error message that says, “Error 0x800700DF: The file size exceeds the limit allowed and cannot be saved.” Make this change on your computer, reboot, and you’re good for 4GB per file.

Modify or create the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesWebClientParameters

  1. Right-click on the FileSizeLimitInBytes and click Modify
  2. Click on Decimal
  3. In the Value data: box, type 4294967295, and then click OK.
  4. Exit the registry editor and reboot your computer

Tempting…

// November 14th, 2010 // No Comments » // Cars

Geek trivia fact: This is the Northstar VVT (LH2 series) engine used in the Cadillac STS, SRX, and XLR (RWD/AWD).

2010::Patriot Day

// September 11th, 2010 // No Comments » // Holiday


Always remembered, never forgotten.

Students: Microsoft will give you the farm for free. Really.

// September 3rd, 2010 // No Comments » // Computers, Server, Windows

This isn’t exactly news, but is still fairly recent, and under-marketed enough to deserve a mention. The folks in Redmond call it DreamSpark, and it’s a pretty sweet deal for high school and college students. They’ll let you use many of their high dollar enterprise products (e.g. Windows Server 2008 R2, SQL 2008, etc.) for free.

Check out Microsoft DreamSpark…

How-to: Enable Windows Installer in Safe Mode

// July 26th, 2010 // No Comments » // Computers, Windows

The Windows Installer Service is the subsystem that Windows provides for adding or removing software. Many software applications rely upon the Windows Installer Service and they cannot be removed cleanly (or easily) if it’s not working. Most of the time it works fine, but there are always exceptions.

There are many situations that can occur where you may find yourself stuck in “Safe Mode” trying to remove a program (e.g., a program crashes your computer while it’s trying to boot). This is complicated by the Windows Installer Service not running while in “Safe Mode”.

Thankfully, there is a kind gentleman named Harry Bates that wrote a freeware tool called SafeMSI. It will enable the Windows Installer Service to run while Windows is running in “Safe Mode”. The usage of this tool is simple:

  1. Download the tool
  2. Extract the contents of the file you downloaded in Step 1 to a memorable place (e.g. your Desktop)
  3. Run the tool while in Safe Mode

2010::Independence Day

// July 4th, 2010 // No Comments » // Holiday

Happy Independence Day!

2010::Memorial Day

// May 31st, 2010 // No Comments » // Holiday

I give thanks to those that have, and will, sacrifice for our freedom.